Taylor Jackson

Independent Researcher

Taylor Jackson is an Independent Researcher and a former Senior Policy Analyst with the Fraser Institute. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from Simon Fraser University. Mr. Jackson is the coauthor of a number of Fraser Institute studies, including Safety in the Transportation of Oil and Gas: Pipelines or Rail?, and the Fraser Institute's annual Global Petroleum Survey, and Survey of Mining Companies. He is also the coauthor of a book chapter on the past, present, and future of Canadian-American relations with Professor Alexander Moens. Mr Jackson's work has been covered in the media all around the world and his commentaries have appeared in the National Post, Financial Post, and Washington Times, as well as other newspapers across Canada.

Recent Research by Taylor Jackson

— Aug 2, 2018
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Financial Markets, Laws, and Entrepreneurship

Financial Markets, Laws, and Entrepreneurship and Spurring Entrepreneurship through Capital Gains Tax Reform—chapters in a recent book on demographics and entrepreneurship—find that eliminating, or at least lowering, Canada’s uncompetitive tax rate on capital gains is the best policy for encouraging entrepreneurial financing, which is critical for new business startups.

— May 3, 2018
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Expansion of the Canada Pension Plan and the Unintended Effect on Domestic Investment

Expansion of the Canada Pension Plan and the Unintended Effect on Domestic Investment finds that by increasing the Canada Pension Plan payroll tax, the federal and provincial governments will inadvertently shrink the pool of money available for investments in Canada—potentially up to $114 billion by 2030.

— Apr 10, 2018
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Understanding the significance of the Kinder Morgan decision to suspend the Trans Mountain pipeline

The decision by Kinder Morgan to suspend all non-essential spending on its Trans Mountain pipeline despite regulatory approval is yet another sign of the significant problems in Canada’s energy sector and indeed our broader economy. Fraser Institute analysts have weighed in on a host of different aspects of this decision and its implications for Canada’s investment and business climate. For more information see the links below.